But still I believe the Bible, God’s Holy Word, holds the key to eternal life. It presents our need, and offers to lead; we need to read and heed. So I post a poem from a couple of years ago, Ode to the Map.
The Book holds the legend –
Mapping earth’s journey.
Choose “life” not “death” it says,
And hands to you the key.
Follow the Single Lane, it says
While holding up its signs:
Yield, Detour, Stop, and Go.
Stay alert as you follow –
There’s crossroads along the way,
Inviting the tourist in sublime deceit,
to stumble and to sway.
For some the route is long, some short;
Some roads treacherous, some secure.
Follow the Map to your destination
Eternal Life is sure.
The villain stopped his swagger immediately upon hearing the hoot of the owl perched on the lower bough of a tree snuggled in the musky forest. His tough aura vanished as he sat on the log. He reached for the container in which he kept the sodden cowslip leaves until they were distilled to perfection for their use as a oily tincture to stain his viol until it glistened. He drew the bow to strike the signal for the maiden to come to him. She was lovely in her desire for him to ask her to marry him. How he wished he were free from this villain in his soul!
Prompt to use the following words in a story:
2. distils (distills)
Danger creeps insidiously.
Mesmerizing ashes grow longer.
Trying an “Elfje” as described by Mandibelle16. Picture prompt Woman Smoking Cigarette. Word prompt: “tapping her cigarette”
I haven’t written on of these QA things for a while so I’m sharing a Facebook status with you today. Killing two birds with one stone.
1. Favorite Smell? Sammy’s cologne, if it is not too strong
2. Last time you cried? Yesterday
3. What’s your favorite pizza? A baked one
4. Favorite Flower? A blooming one.
5. Did you go to college? Yes, the won that ejukated me
6. Untie your shoes when taking them off? Flipflops?
7. Roller coasters? Never rode one. But lived enough to know life is one.
8. Favorite ice cream? Strawberry on top, butter pecan on bottom
9. Favorite past time: Table games with family
10. Shorts or jeans? Neither – oops!
11. What are you listening to right now? The ringing in my ears
12. Favorite color? Depends on what.
13. Tattoos? Only where they don’t show. 😀 nope
14. Piercings? Not if I can help it. Thorns get me sometimes
15. Color of hair? Not a describable color
16. Color of eyes? Same as hair (same answer, not same color)
17. Favorite food to eat? Mexican
18. Favorite Holiday? Anyone where I can visit family (good cooks)
19. Beer or wine? Neither – sweet tea
20. Night owl or morning person? Night owl
21. Favorite day of the week? Monday, yep I’m retired
22. Do you have a nickname? Several, depending on the caller’s mood.
23. Pictures on your wall? Lots.
24. What makes you most proud? My kids, kids’ kids, kids’ kids’
25. Favorite music? Christian hymns and southern gospel
October prompt for today “red velvet.” My mind goes, “What can be unusual about red velvet? My doll in the red velvet dress? My granddaughter twirling so beautifully in her red velvet skirt? No. Okay, how about red velvet cake, how it soothes my senses? No.
Go to google and see what else might awake the muse. Must be Victorian something – chairs, couches, pictures, wine, rugs?
Humm, what’s this? Red Velvet Bible (1885), online. I’m hooked!
It’s about 150 pages long so I’ll have to report back sometime. I read the first chapter involving two characters. One a distinguished gentlemen buying a gift for a little girl; the other a destitute girl buying a Bible for her brother who is setting sail that day. The story line will follow one of the Bibles, or both, I don’t know yet. Well I will go on the journey with it.
If you would like to follow the Bible and me, go to Red Velvet Bible
Written for M’s October prompt “red velvet.” https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2017/10/01/october-writing-prompts/
M’s October prompt for today is “The journey beyond.” I am linking a post recounting a crises in my life when I believe I had a “near death” experience. I think I have new readers who have not read it, and others might find it worth reading again. Obviously it would be very hard to find a picture to go with this post, but this hand and rock mountain image is somewhat similar the one detail of my story. It was good for me to read and remember. https://onetahayes.com/2016/01/31/im-glad-i-did-not-die/
What flower is plentiful and plush: pretty and prolific; healthy and hardy; hale and hated? The Dandelion.
The lot of most dandelions is to be lopped, hacked, snipped, trimmed, dug, and dumped.
The goal of a dandelion is to be plucked, pushed and puffed into the faces of young romantics.
The dream of a dandelion is to be gifted by the armload to a pretty girl while a young man on bended knee, makes a passionate plea, “Will you marry me?”
Writing challenge by M October 6 “dandelion dream”